Using the Wheel of Life for Goal Setting – Part II
You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis
In order to set great goals, it’s important to have a clear understanding of where you are right now.
Using the Wheel of Life is a simple way to do an honest self-assessment.
You can get a free printable version of the worksheet below.
If you didn’t start with Part I, print out your free copy of the Wheel of Life Worksheet. Grab a marker, pen or crayon to fill in your scores. Let’s begin!
In each section, rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10.
1 = oops. I never even thought of this.
10 = I could never improve because I’m already perfect.
The only person you cheat by not being honest is you.
- Physical Environment is where you live. Not only the home you live in but the city and state. It’s the climate, the infrastructure, and the community.
- Are you living in an environment that is a good fit for you?
- How is your physical environment affecting your health?
- Do you feel safe in your environment?
- What specifically would you change?
- Financial goes beyond your income and encompasses how you save, spend and give.
- Career & Community Involvement encompasses both your J-O-B as well as your volunteer commitments and community involvement. It’s important to have a healthy mix to fulfill your purpose and enjoy life.
- How are you using your unique gifts to be of service to others?
- How are you pursuing your dreams and your passions?
- Are you living up to your full potential?
- If you could do anything and money wasn’t an issue, what would you do?
- Social, Hobbies & Recreation is the other half of relationships. Relationships here include our friends and extended family. Part of creating and growing relationships is often connected to our involvement in hobbies and recreation.
- How are you using your hobbies to learn, grow and help others?
- How are you using recreation to create balance in your life?
- How satisfied are you with your relationships outside of your immediate family?
- What specifically could you do to improve your relationships?
How does your wheel look? Do you have a flat tire or solid balance?
If you paid attention to the questions, you might recognize that all 8 sections are connected. This is why as you start making progress in one area, you will see improvements in other areas as well.
Your assignment is to identify just 1 area you are going to start working on today. In that area, set a specific goal.
Make sure your goal is SMART:
For example, I want to improve my personal development by reading 12 non-fiction books by March 31st.
Write your goal down and put it somewhere you will see it every day. If you want to improve your odds, share it with a trusted friend or in the comments below.
How often would it be beneficial to review this assessment?
What goals are you working on?
Share with us in the comments below.
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